Saratoga County District Attorney Karen A. Heggen announced that Isaac Greco (DOB: 11/7/95), of Vanderbilt Terrace, Saratoga Springs, NY, was sentenced yesterday in Saratoga County Court to 8 years in prison and 5 years of post-release supervision for his conviction of Robbery in the First Degree, in violation of section 160.15(1) of the New York State Penal Law, a class “B” Violent Felony, by Saratoga County Court Judge James A. Murphy, III. 

Greco previously pleaded guilty and admitted that in the early morning hours of July 4, 2017 he and a co-defendant forcibly stole property from another man in downtown Saratoga Springs and in the course of the commission of the robbery they caused serious physical injury to the victim.

District Attorney Heggen stated that Greco and his co-defendant preyed upon an intoxicated man by luring him to a dark alley where they robbed him and cut his face with a knife, causing a permanent disfigurement.  Heggen praised the work of the Saratoga Springs Police Department for conducting a thorough investigation and using a number of different types of surveillance equipment located throughout the downtown district of City of Saratoga Springs to solve the crime: “The Investigators were able to locate and copy a number of different surveillance videos depicting the defendants as they led the victim away from the crowded streets of Saratoga Springs to a dark alley where they robbed and assaulted him with a weapon, causing him serious physical injury”. 

Assistant District Attorney Charles Bucca prosecuted the case.  District Attorney Heggen commented, “This significant eight year prison sentence was sought because of the seriousness of the offense, as well as the defendant’s prior criminal history”.